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 (ō-pôr′tō) also Por·to also Pôr·to (pôr′to͝o)
A city of northwest Portugal near the mouth of the Douro River north of Lisbon. Probably of pre-Roman origin, it was captured by the Moors in 716. Its wine trade was established in 1678.
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(Placename) a port in NW Portugal, near the mouth of the Douro River: the second largest city in Portugal, famous for port wine (begun in 1678). Pop: 263 131 (2001). Portuguese name: Porto
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(oʊˈpɔr toʊ, oʊˈpoʊr-)

a port in NW Portugal, near the mouth of the Douro River. 327,368. Portuguese, Pôrto.
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Noun1.Oporto - port city in northwest PortugalOporto - port city in northwest Portugal; noted for port wine
Portugal, Portuguese Republic - a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
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"Oh, monsieur, your thirty-seven and a half pistoles are all counted out ready for you, upstairs in my chamber, but there are in that chamber thirty customers, who are sucking the staves of a little barrel of Oporto which I tapped for them this very morning.
Portugal has two small companies in Lisbon and Oporto. Greece, Servia, and Bulgaria have a scanty two thousand apiece.
From that night nothing has been seen of the three murderers by the police, and it is surmised at Scotland Yard that they were among the passengers of the ill-fated steamer Norah Creina, which was lost some years ago with all hands upon the Portuguese coast, some leagues to the north of Oporto. The proceedings against the page broke down for want of evidence, and the Brook Street Mystery, as it was called, has never until now been fully dealt with in any public print.
Sedley and Company, having established agencies at Oporto, Bordeaux, and St.
'Flying out to Portugal for 39th Oporto film festival,' he said.
In Portugal, the main scientific institutions are located in Lisbon, Coimbra and Oporto.
The ESMAE Horn Ensemble premiered Heptafunk by Ricardo Matosinhos at the Casa da Musica in Oporto, Portugal.
starclippers.co.uk, 0808 231 4798 The Spirit of Chartwell which transported the Queen along the Thames in the 2012 Diamond Jubilee river pageant is now offering river cruises in Portugal, sailing from Oporto. A four-night trip to the little town of Regua, with the chance to visit the famous port wine cellars of Porto Antigo before returning to Oporto, costs from PS999pp including flights from Gatwick, 12-hour bar serving wine and beer, and five tours with Saga.
The AFA says that this years ESTAL Congress is being held in Oporto, Portugal on the 17th to 18th of September.
Sailing from Bristol on board Marco Polo Departs 31 March 2016 Calls at three contrasting islands in the mid-Atlantic archipelago and in the glorious 'Floating Garden', as well as the opportunity to discover mainland Portugal's two principal cities - the historic capital Lisbon and ancient, wine-producing Oporto - and pilgrimage shrine Santiago de Compostela ensure the enjoyment of this fascinating springtime 'voyage of discovery' .
Flying direct from Birmingham Departs May, June, July, September & October 2015 Discover some of Portugal's best-kept secrets, including wine-producing Oporto, the delightful Minho region, and the stunning Peneda Geres National Park, on this ever-popular escorted holiday based on the beautiful Costa Verde.